Alberta Legislature Building is at 10800 97 Ave. N.W. Constructed of sandstone and marble in the Beaux Arts style, the 1912 building (affectionately called “The Ledge” by Edmontonians) houses the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as well as the offices of government officials. The interior can be explored via guided 45-minute tours, which depart from the lower rotunda. Tours cover the history of Alberta and allow visitors to see the Legislative Chamber, portraits of Alberta's former premiers and lieutenant governors, and an exhibit about noteworthy women in Alberta's history.
When the Assembly is in session, visitors may watch the proceedings from a public gallery. The landscaped grounds include a large wading pool, which is open to the public in summer months, as well as statues and public art. Food and drink are not permitted inside the building. Visitors must pass through a security screening area with metal detectors to enter.
Also on the grounds is the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre with exhibits and a 4-D movie about the history and governance of the province.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.